What is the antonym of “guilt”?
The antonyms of guilt are innocence and absolution. The antonyms innocence and absolution convey a lack of guilt or responsibility for wrongdoing.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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The state of being free from guilt or blame; the absence of wrongdoing.
The defendant claimed his innocence and provided evidence to support his claim.
The act of forgiving someone for their sins or wrongdoings; the granting of pardon or release from guilt.
After confessing his sins, he received absolution from the priest and felt relieved.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Innocence refers to the state of being free from guilt or blame, while absolution refers to the act of forgiveness or pardon for wrongdoing.
- 2Innocence is a relational antonym, while absolution is a complementary antonym.
Good things to know
- 1Legal Context: Use innocence in legal contexts to describe a person who is not guilty of a crime.
- 2Religious Context: Use absolution in religious contexts to describe the act of forgiveness or pardon for sins.
- 3Personal Growth: Use these antonyms to reflect on one's actions and take responsibility for one's mistakes.